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3x Grammy Award Winner

Delbert McClinton

Health:Further@Night

August 23, 2017 | Nashville, TN

The Cannery Ballroom

Little Miss Dynamite

Brenda Lee

Keynote Address

August 24, 2017 | Nashville, TN

Music City Center

There are two kinds of people in the world: those who love Delbert McClinton and those who haven’t heard him yet. Delbert is always working on that second group. Lyle Lovett has said, “If we could all sing like we wanted to, we’d all sing like Delbert.” Delbert McClinton has been a leading Americana artist since before the genre was established. He has won two Grammy awards in the blues category for Best Contemporary Blues Album; and one in the rock category (Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group), with Bonnie Raitt for "Good Man, Good Woman". Delbert’s unique musical style grew from his Texas music beginnings. Influenced at a young age by Tejano, Western Swing, Rhythm and Blues and War songs, he developed a signature sound that served him well. Delbert grew up around Lubbock and Fort Worth, and spent his early career in the desegregating roadhouses of Fort Worth’s Jacksboro Highway, leading the house bands for Jimmy Reed, Muddy Waters, Bo Diddley, and others, while making a local name for himself. Later, Delbert traveled to England where he headlined shows with Bruce Channel (“Hey Baby”) with a little-known Liverpool band [The Beatles] as the opening act. He then rolled into Los Angeles as songwriters began to take top billing, and headed back to Texas for the progressive movement and blues renaissance that helped kick off Austin’s role in American musical history.

There are two kinds of people in the world: those who love Delbert McClinton and those who haven’t heard him yet. Delbert is always working on that second group.

Lyle Lovett has said, “If we could all sing like we wanted to, we’d all sing like Delbert.”

Delbert McClinton has been a leading Americana artist since before the genre was established. He has won two Grammy awards in the blues category for Best Contemporary Blues Album; and one in the rock category (Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group), with Bonnie Raitt for "Good Man, Good Woman".

Delbert’s unique musical style grew from his Texas music beginnings. Influenced at a young age by Tejano, Western Swing, Rhythm and Blues and War songs, he developed a signature sound that served him well.

Delbert grew up around Lubbock and Fort Worth, and spent his early career in the desegregating roadhouses of Fort Worth’s Jacksboro Highway, leading the house bands for Jimmy Reed, Muddy Waters, Bo Diddley, and others, while making a local name for himself. Later, Delbert traveled to England where he headlined shows with Bruce Channel (“Hey Baby”) with a little-known Liverpool band [The Beatles] as the opening act. He then rolled into Los Angeles as songwriters began to take top billing, and headed back to Texas for the progressive movement and blues renaissance that helped kick off Austin’s role in American musical history.

With more than 100 million units of her music sold globally, BRENDA LEE has been a superstar since childhood, releasing her first single when she was only 11 years old, sharing the stage of the Grand Ole Opry with Elvis Presley at 12, and watching The Beatles open for her on tour in Europe before she turned 20. The award-winning vocalist is beloved around the world for a litany of her classic hits. Songs such as “I’m Sorry” (which has sold over 20 million copies) and “Break It To Me Gently” “All Alone Am I,” “Losing You,” and “Emotions,” were chart toppers, while her perennial holiday classic, “Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree” wins new fans every year. The latter song in fact reached #1 on the Billboard Christmas charts in 2015—a remarkable fifty-five years since its’ initial release in 1960. A member of the prestigious Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and Country Music Hall of Fame as well as the Rockabilly Hall of Fame, Lee has been nominated for four Grammy Awards and has received both the rarely presented NARAS Governor’s Award and a Lifetime Achievement Grammy from the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. A musical prodigy, Lee began winning singing contests at age 6 and performed on a series of radio shows until Decca Records signed her to a contract in 1956. The next year, she hit the pop and country music charts with “Dynamite,” earning the diminutive singer the lifelong nickname Little Miss Dynamite. She went on to land a string of hits on the pop, country, R&B and easy listening charts, making her the top charting female artist of the ’60s and winning countless awards globally including multiple wins of World’s #1 Female Artist from the New Musical Express in the UK, Billboard magazine’s Top Female Vocalist and a place in Newsweek magazine's "Top 20 Artists of the Past 20 Years" list.’ With a string of major chart hits, sold-out performances and television propelling her throughout the 60’s, Brenda Lee became the rare “teen idol” to translate from radio success into world-class performer in concert. Her performances at the biggest venues of the day—from the stages of the Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas, to the Latin Quarter in New York, Blinstrub’s in Boston, the Roosevelt Hotel in New Orleans, and Royal Albert Hall in London—she was established her as a young performer who wowed an array of sophisicated audiences. To date, Brenda has performed in 52 foreign countries and recorded hits in six different languages — English, Spanish, French, Italian, German and Japanese. She has served her own creative music community in Nashville on the Country Music Association's (CMA) Board of Directors the Board of Governors for the Nashville Chapter of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Science (NARAS) and the Nashville Board SAG/AFTRA, as well as serving the interests of hosts of charity and humanities organizations. Now into the new millennium. Brenda Lee continues to tour in concert settings that offer audiences the “world class” performances that come only with “legend.”

With more than 100 million units of her music sold globally, BRENDA LEE has been a superstar since childhood, releasing her first single when she was only 11 years old, sharing the stage of the Grand Ole Opry with Elvis Presley at 12, and watching The Beatles open for her on tour in Europe before she turned 20.

The award-winning vocalist is beloved around the world for a litany of her classic hits. Songs such as “I’m Sorry” (which has sold over 20 million copies) and “Break It To Me Gently” “All Alone Am I,” “Losing You,” and “Emotions,” were chart toppers, while her perennial holiday classic, “Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree” wins new fans every year. The latter song in fact reached #1 on the Billboard Christmas charts in 2015—a remarkable fifty-five years since its’ initial release in 1960. A member of the prestigious Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and Country Music Hall of Fame as well as the Rockabilly Hall of Fame, Lee has been nominated for four Grammy Awards and has received both the rarely presented NARAS Governor’s Award and a Lifetime Achievement Grammy from the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences.

A musical prodigy, Lee began winning singing contests at age 6 and performed on a series of radio shows until Decca Records signed her to a contract in 1956. The next year, she hit the pop and country music charts with “Dynamite,” earning the diminutive singer the lifelong nickname Little Miss Dynamite.

She went on to land a string of hits on the pop, country, R&B and easy listening charts, making her the top charting female artist of the ’60s and winning countless awards globally including multiple wins of World’s #1 Female Artist from the New Musical Express in the UK, Billboard magazine’s Top Female Vocalist and a place in Newsweek magazine's "Top 20 Artists of the Past 20 Years" list.’

With a string of major chart hits, sold-out performances and television propelling her throughout the 60’s, Brenda Lee became the rare “teen idol” to translate from radio success into world-class performer in concert. Her performances at the biggest venues of the day—from the stages of the Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas, to the Latin Quarter in New York, Blinstrub’s in Boston, the Roosevelt Hotel in New Orleans, and Royal Albert Hall in London—she was established her as a young performer who wowed an array of sophisicated audiences.

To date, Brenda has performed in 52 foreign countries and recorded hits in six different languages — English, Spanish, French, Italian, German and Japanese. She has served her own creative music community in Nashville on the Country Music Association's (CMA) Board of Directors the Board of Governors for the Nashville Chapter of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Science (NARAS) and the Nashville Board SAG/AFTRA, as well as serving the interests of hosts of charity and humanities organizations. Now into the new millennium. Brenda Lee continues to tour in concert settings that offer audiences the “world class” performances that come only with “legend.”

 
 

Featuring

Electric Western

Opening for Delbert McClinton

August 23, 2017 | Nashville, TN

The Cannery Ballroom

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Two Legends, One Festival, One Great Cause

Music Health Alliance is partnering with Health:Further to bring an incredible roster of musicians to the stage(s) of our Festival.

First, legendary blues artist Delbert McClinton will be headlining Health:Further@Night, the concert open to all attendees at the iconic Cannery Ballroom at 8:00 PM, Wednesday August 22.

Then, on the afternoon of Thursday August 24, Brenda Lee - yes that Brenda Lee, Little Miss Dynamite - will be speaking during the plenary session.

Finally, a remarkable set of Nashville singer/songwriters will take the stage in between speakers and sessions at the Music City Center on August 23 & 24. That list can be found below.

We're serious when we say there's a difference between "a healthcare conference" and The Health:Further Festival. Music and art is an integral part of health, and we're going to live that out, together, August 22-25.

On stage at Health:Further

Thanks to Music Health Alliance, an incredible roster of singer/songwriters will be performing on the Wellness Stage, August 23 and 24.

About Music Health Alliance

Music Health Alliance is Music's Resource for Healthcare. Built to serve the music community - where 76% of musicians have no access to group health insurance - MHA provides advocacy, navigation, and access to care. Health:Further is extremely proud to support their mission to Heal the Music by giving a portion of Festival proceeds directly to MHA.

Learn more about Music Health Alliance and the partnership with Health:Further by listening to the two-part Future of Health Podcast conversation with Founder Tatum Allsep.

MHA and Health:Further have also teamed up to offer a scholarship to attend the Festival. To apply for that scholarship, fill out the application here.

 

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